Policy

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Interview with Prof. Kurt Deketelaere on academic freedom

"Academic freedom, like freedom of any kind, is not a spontaneous state of affairs. The public authorities must respect, protect, ensure and promote it", says Kurt Deketelaere, Professor of Law and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). He will speak at the European Parliament’s STOA conference 'How to provide enforceable protection for ...

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Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...

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The (digital) future of work in the post-Covid-19 era

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization and the adoption of new technologies that are having a profound effect on the way we work. It has highlighted the urgent need to protect workers’ rights and to adopt measures that ensure inclusive growth and close the digital divide.

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Vaccination policy in times of Covid-19

As multiple COVID-19 vaccines are emerging, what can be done to tackle vaccination hesitancy and ensure rapid and equitable deployment?

The pandemic has catapulted science to the forefront of policy-making

Peter Piot interview: The pandemic has catapulted science to the forefront of policy-making

Interview with Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission on the response to the coronavirus and COVID-19: how science has been feeding into policy-making? What does your role as EU special advisor on COVID-19 entail? Peter Piot: I am part ...

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Digital tracing, privacy and trust: the New Normalcy in Europe

European countries are adopting progressive measures to loosen the lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are entering a "new normalcy", the age of living with risk and social reorganization. Digital tracing is considered a promising tool to enable a return to normal social life by helping to monitor and reduce the spread of contagion. Will such an application prove effective? Could such an application ‘compromise’ the concept of privacy?

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Which way for EU data governance during COVID-19?

Since the unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the use of data has extensively been discussed. What obstacles do scientists, public health officials and private companies face when processing datasets? And how much digital privacy can EU citizens afford in times of crisis?

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#Tekoälyaika – Finland’s 1% AI education strategy

Finland became the first country in the world offering AI education to the general public. The objective: free AI education for 1% of the population. What is Finland’s aim and will EU countries be able to follow suit in democratising AI and reinforce civic education?